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Public and important holidays for Japan

Public holidays in Japan

As in any other country, in Japan there are several kinds of festivals: traditional, borrowed and official. Traditional, as a rule, go back to ancient customs or religious holidays and calendar special notes do not have. As well as elsewhere, wishing mark all borrowed holidays, for example Valentine’s Day, Halloween and other Western celebrations. «the Law on national holidays», which was adopted on 20 July 1948 sets a date for the weekend which are common to the whole country, in Japanese they are called “kokumin-but sukumizu”.

What are national holidays of Japan

Among all the other countries Japan leads in the number of official holiday dates. So what are the Public holidays in Japan?

Let’s start from the beginning of the calendar. So, January 1 is the beginning of the New year. As in many other countries in Japan on this day people cook different dishes, give gifts and just have fun. There’s also a funny tradition to pay special attention to any case that in the new year made for the first time.

After all, if it is done well it will bring success in the new year. January 15 is the Day of age. On this day all boys and girls who have reached 20 years of age, celebrate the holiday. After all, this is the age of adulthood in Japan. From this moment Continue reading

Holidays in May in Japan

Japan could compete with our country lots of holidays. Particularly fruitful in this respect is considered in Japan the month of may.

Official holidays, which are days off in Japan fourteen, starting from the New year and ending with the birthday of the Emperor. In addition to the national holidays in Japan you can add another hundred holidays that are not weekends. Almost every day in this country celebrate a holiday, and sometimes two. Such a number of weekends and holidays compensates for short holidays that last in this country not more than twelve days.

However, to the main holiday of the Japanese you can actually add two more. First – it’s the holidays, which adjoins the birthday of Emperor Akihito, celebrated on December 23. The second “Golden week” begins the twenty-ninth of April and ends on the fifth of may. Main leave the Japanese to take the same summer, on the eve of the traditional Day of commemoration. Because at this time their main duty the Japanese believe visit native places and graves of their ancestors.

the “Golden week” includes four of the state holiday. The first falls on the twenty-ninth of April – Greenery Day, then the third of may – Constitution Continue reading

Sakura Festival in Japan

Festival blossoms in Japan

Sakura in Japan — the tree, which enjoys special veneration and love. Every year in April in Japan is traditionally held the feast of the cherry blossom — Hanami-party . About the unusual event, not everyone knows Russian, and European tourist: Random tell, what is this holiday and how it is celebrated in the land of the Rising Sun.

The history of this beautiful ceremony began in the days of ancient Hayana (794-1185 years). Japanese aristocracy then excelled in refinement of manners and grace, spending long hours under the flowering trees for different classes. They enjoyed soft drinks, arcade games, wrote poems and just talked at a high level.

As for flowering trees, it should be noted that the Japanese Sakura blossoms delicate and beautiful flowers. They represent human life . embody feminine beauty and are a symbol of Japan . Grows Sakura, or mountain cherry, is almost everywhere: in cities, in the mountainous areas and along river banks. Incredibly, and in the former USSR you can see how the magic Sakura blossoms, arriving, for example, in the Botanical garden in Petropavlovsk, in Kazakhstan. Other amazing places of Kazakhstan learn here .

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